I am pleased to announce that the test knit request for my next pattern release – Simon’s Jumper – has now been sent out.

I’ve always wanted to knit my own Christmas jumper. Yet every year I’ve been too distracted by other knitting projects to do so.

But when my little boy’s first Christmas was in sight I was determined to create one for him.

The beginnings of Simon’s Jumper in size 6-9 months using Cascade 220.

This is a simple classic jumper design. Worked from the top-down, it utilises the raglan shaping to create a short button band. Enough to gently ease a baby’s head through and then secure after.

Without the duplicate stitch patterning, this is a jumper that knits up quickly. Perfect for a last minute baby gift. With the duplicate stitch patterning the design possibilities are endless and easily allow for personalisation for an extra special baby gift.


  • Cascade 220 (200m/ 100g)
  • 4.0mm & 4.5mm circular knitting needles, or double-pointed needles (DPNs)
  • Darning Needle
  • 2 x 12mm buttons

Difficulty: Beginner

Skills Used:

  • Knit & Purl
  • Yarn Over
  • Joining in the round
  • Selvedge edge


Gauge: 18.5 sts x 27 rows worked over 10cm x 10cm of stocking stitch in the round

Includes: newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months.

The newborn size jumper in Cascade 220 without duplicate stitch patterning.

If you are interested in becoming a test knitter for future hand knitting patterns, please sign up here.

Once the test knit is over the pattern will be released as usual on Ravelry.


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